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Failure in the Science Lab: An Indelible Part of the Process

Professor Jeffery Coffer doesn’t allow frustration to get in the way of solving a riddle. (This article by Caroline Collier originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) Jeffery Coffer remembers how his doctoral adviser broke the news: “All the easy research problems have been solved. Only the hard ones are left.” Coffer,… Read more »

Investment Strategies Conference Focuses on Strategies for the Cycles

This year’s event, March 28, 2019, features Dr. Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System 2014-18. The annual Investment Strategies Conference, a sell-out in recent years, provides professionals and students a unique opportunity to hear insights from the best in the business. Dr. Janet Yellen will be the… Read more »

University to Test TCU Alert Feb. 6

On Feb. 6, TCU will test the TCU Alert emergency mass communication system, which includes phone, text and email communication, as well as indoor and outdoor loudspeakers and emergency lighting on campus. These tests are routinely conducted to ensure the system functions as intended and that all audiences are familiar with it. The test message… Read more »

Joint Training Exercises in Worth Hills Jan. 22-25

Active shooter training has become an important topic of discussion in recent years for universities and workplaces across the country. As part of ongoing emergency preparedness efforts, TCU Police and members of Fort Worth Police Department SWAT will conduct joint training exercises from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 22-25 inside Tomlinson Hall (in Worth Hills) on… Read more »

TCU Educates the Next Generation of Rwandan Leaders

Rwandan students seeking ways to positively impact their country’s future turn to TCU. (This story by Robyn Ross was originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, soldiers and militias killed nearly a million people and raped between 250,000 and 500,000 women. As the country recovered, women took… Read more »

Failure – Frogs Find Meaning in Life’s Wrong Turns

(This article by Caroline Collier was originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) Everyone fails, but few people are comfortable discussing it. When I met with Joy Kendle ’14 at the Mary Couts Burnett Library, she said she wished she had known on graduation day that career paths weren’t always easy. When… Read more »

TCU Graduated 750 at Fall Commencement

August and December degree candidates participated in ceremony Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School today bestowed degrees on 750 students from 40 states, including Texas, and from 22 foreign countries in two formal ceremonies held in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus. Graduates in the morning ceremony received their diplomas… Read more »

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, Ph.D. Selected as TCU’s Next Provost

Texas Christian University announced today that Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, Ph.D. has been selected as its next provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs. Dahlberg has served as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University since 2015, and is expected to start March 1, 2019. Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said,… Read more »

Frogs Feed the Fort Food Drive Generates 19,290 Pounds of Food

(This article by Shelley Hulme was originally published in TCU This Week on Nov. 26.) The Center for Connection Culture’s inaugural food drive, Frogs Feed the Fort, has set a high bar for future events as faculty and staff donated 26,477 canned goods and other non-perishable items to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank. That… Read more »